German Heavy/Power Metal machine STEEL ENGRAVED, have released a new single & music video for ‘Rebellion‘, the song is taken of their new self-titled album, out on January 25th, 2019 via ROAR Rock Of Angels RecordsSTEEL ENGRAVED‘s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school metal.

The album was produced by Mario Lochert (Serious Black) and Jan Vacik (Serious Black) at Dreamsound Studios. All vocals produced by Ralf Scheepers at RS Vocal Works. Mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Guest Vocals on ‘Searching For Regret’ by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). Artwork & illustration by Dušan Marković (Dragony, Thor, Jag Panzer).

Track list:

  1. Where Shadows Remain
  2. Generation Headless
  3. The Oppressed Will Fly
  4. Slave To Yourself
  5. Nightwarriors
  6. Rebellion
  7. Searching For Regret
  8. One By One
  9. Heat
  10. Your Inner Self
  11. Close Your Eyes
  12. We Will Follow (bonus track)
  13. All That Lies Below (bonus track)

The album can be pre-ordered here:

http://bit.ly/se-se-CD-roar
http://bit.ly/se-se-CD-mm

After the release of their two previous full length albums ‘State Of Siege‘ (debut in 2009) and ‘On High Wings We Fly‘ (2012) it was about time for STEEL ENGRAVED to record their third album! Within those six years, many things happened; the band was very busy touring across Europe as well as playing a couple of one-off shows on different festivals and concerts. So it was never seriously discussed when to start recordings the predecessor of ‘On High Wings We Fly‘. After a change in the line-up in 2016, the band felt that the time was right to get the spirit alive again!

Line up:

Marco Schober – Vocals
Andy Straehler – Guitar
Tomas Kuchta – Guitar
Max Lindner – Keys
Katharina Praml – Bass
Jaroslav Rod – Drums

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German Heavy/Power Metal machine STEEL ENGRAVED, have released a new single & music video for ‘Where Shadows Remain‘, the song is taken of their new self-titled album, out on January 25th, 2019 via ROAR Rock Of Angels RecordsSTEEL ENGRAVED‘s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school metal.

The album was produced by Mario Lochert (Serious Black) and Jan Vacik (Serious Black) at Dreamsound Studios. All vocals produced by Ralf Scheepers at RS Vocal Works. Mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Guest Vocals on “Searching For Regret” by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). Artwork & illustration by Dušan Marković (Dragony, Thor, Jag Panzer).

Track list:

  1. Where Shadows Remain
  2. Generation Headless
  3. The Oppressed Will Fly
  4. Slave To Yourself
  5. Nightwarriors
  6. Rebellion
  7. Searching For Regret
  8. One By One
  9. Heat
  10. Your Inner Self
  11. Close Your Eyes
  12. We Will Follow (bonus track)
  13. All That Lies Below (bonus track)

The album can be pre-ordered here:

http://bit.ly/se-se-CD-roar
http://bit.ly/se-se-CD-mm

After the release of their two previous full length albums ‘State Of Siege‘ (debut in 2009) and ‘On High Wings We Fly‘ (2012) it was about time for STEEL ENGRAVED to record their third album! Within those six years, many things happened; the band was very busy touring across Europe as well as playing a couple of one-off shows on different festivals and concerts. So it was never seriously discussed when to start recordings the predecessor of ‘On High Wings We Fly‘. After a change in the line-up in 2016, the band felt that the time was right to get the spirit alive again!

Line up:

Marco Schober – Vocals
Andy Straehler – Guitar
Tomas Kuchta – Guitar
Max Lindner – Keys
Katharina Praml – Bass
Jaroslav Rod – Drums

The first sessions with the new members on drums and bass revealed a much more modern and progressive approach on the sound. The mixture with old-school German Power Metal on songs like ‘Nightwarriors‘ & ‘Rebellion‘ with orchestral or synth-ie sounds allured the band to walk on new roads while keeping the origin of the band alive. Like the composition recipe on ‘On High Wings We Fly‘, all members were involved in the songwriting process of this new album. All vocals were recorded under the guidance of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) in his studio in Esslingen. A great experience to witness two professional and talented singers working on the highest level! Ralf definitely did influence the whole production of the album vocal-wise, not only because of his guest appearance on the song ‘Searching For Regret‘ but with his more than valuable input in the vocal perspective. The team of two experienced sound engineers Mario Lochert and Jan Vacik of Dreamsound Studios -well known for their professional work in recording and mastering- played a significant role in the creation of the album implementing great ideas during the production progress. After signing with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, Marco and Andy felt the need to express that this was a new era for STEEL ENGRAVED so the self-title felt fitting for a fresh new beginning! Let STEEL ENGRAVED take you on a majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school ride! Enjoy!

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German Heavy/Power Metal machine Steel Engraved, have announced the release of their new self-titled album for January 25th, 2019 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records. Steel Engraved‘s third studio outing will comprise 13 tracks guaranteed to please the fans of majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school metal.

The album was produced by Mario Lochert (Serious Black) and Jan Vacik (Serious Black) at Dreamsound Studios. All vocals produced by Ralf Scheepers at RS Vocal Works. Mixed and mastered by Jan Vacik at Dreamsound Studios. Guest Vocals on “Searching For Regret” by Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). Artwork & illustration by Dušan Marković (Dragony, Thor, Jag Panzer).

Track list:

  1. Where Shadows Remain
  2. Generation Headless
  3. The Oppressed Will Fly
  4. Slave To Yourself
  5. Nightwarriors
  6. Rebellion
  7. Searching For Regret
  8. One By One
  9. Heat
  10. Your Inner Self
  11. Close Your Eyes
  12. We Will Follow (bonus track)
  13. All That Lies Below (bonus track)

The album can be pre-ordered here:

http://bit.ly/se-se-CD-roar
http://bit.ly/se-se-CD-mm

After the release of their two previous full length albums ‘State Of Siege‘ (debut in 2009) and ‘On High Wings We Fly‘ (2012) it was about time for Steel Engraved to record their third album! Within those six years, many things happened; the band was very busy touring across Europe as well as playing a couple of one-off shows on different festivals and concerts. So it was never seriously discussed when to start recordings the predecessor of ‘On High Wings We Fly‘. After a change in the line-up in 2016, the band felt that the time was right to get the spirit alive again!

The first sessions with the new members on drums and bass revealed a much more modern and progressive approach on the sound. The mixture with old-school German Power Metal on songs like ‘Nightwarriors‘ & ‘Rebellion‘ with orchestral or synth-ie sounds allured the band to walk on new roads while keeping the origin of the band alive. Like the composition recipe on ‘On High Wings We Fly‘, all members were involved in the songwriting process of this new album. All vocals were recorded under the guidance of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear) in his studio in Esslingen. A great experience to witness two professional and talented singers working on the highest level! Ralf definitely did influence the whole production of the album vocal-wise, not only because of his guest appearance on the song ‘Searching For Regret‘ but with his more than valuable input in the vocal perspective. The team of two experienced sound engineers Mario Lochert and Jan Vacik of Dreamsound Studios -well known for their professional work in recording and mastering- played a significant role in the creation of the album implementing great ideas during the production progress. After signing with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records, Marco and Andy felt the need to express that this was a new era for Steel Engraved so the self-title felt fitting for a fresh new beginning! Let Steel Engraved take you on a majestic, melodic, modern yet old-school ride! Enjoy!

Line up:

Marco Schober – Vocals
Andy Straehler – Guitar
Tomas Kuchta – Guitar
Max Lindner – Keys
Katharina Praml – Bass
Jaroslav Rod – Drums

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US heavy/power metal band REVERENCE, feat. former members of Savatage, Mrtal Church and Tokyo Blade have released a new live video and single for ‘Until My Dying Breath‘, the track is taken from their forthcoming live album entitled ‘Vengeance Is…LIVE’. It’s the brand new 15 song platter to be delivered to the masses on December 7th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

Vengeance Is…LIVE’s showcasing highlights from their previous three album such as the ominous ’When Darkness Calls’, classic ’Bleed For Me’, ‘Until My Dying Breath‘ and ‘Angel In Black’, also includes the monster riffage of ‘Race To Obscene’….and never forgotten epic title-track ’Gods Of War’ as well as three brand new songs from their latest EP release, ‘Fire Lord’, ‘Phoenix Rising’ and the crowd chanting ‘New Order’.

The album also includes two classic covers, Iron Maiden’s ’Wasted Years’ and Savatage’s ‘Power Of The Night’ and finally closing the disc with the classic fan favorite ‘Revolution Rising’.

Tracklisting:

  1. When Darkness Calls
  2. Until My Dying Breath
  3. FireLord
  4. Angel In Black
  5. Too Late
  6. Bleed For Me
  7. New Order
  8. Gods Of War
  9. Power Of The Night
  10. The Price You Pay
  11. Race To Obscene
  12. Phoenix Rising
  13. Vengeance Is Mine
  14. Wasted Years
  15. Revolution Rising

The band is comprised of veteran members from many known-named bands. Scott Oliva (ex-Wind WraithInnerstrength, vocals), Steve ‘Dr. Killdrums’ Wacholz (ex-Savatage/Crimson Glory, drums), Bryan Holland (ex-Tokyo Blade, guitars), Paul Kleff (ex-Metal Church live, FireWolfe, guitars), Russ Pzutto (Twisted Sister live, Dee Snider, bass).

Originally formed in 2010, REVERENCE, as their name describes, brings a sonic cocktail of classic era SavatageQueensryche and Judas Priest with soaring vocals, brutal guitar riffage and face melting guitar solos in addition to the massive thunder from Savatage’s own original drummer ‘Dr. Killdrums’ behind the kit!

Line up:

Scott Oliva – Lead Vocals (Wind Wraith, ex Inner Strenght)
Bryan Holland – Lead Guitar (ex Tokyo Blade)
Steve ‘Dr. Killdrums Wacholz – Drums (ex Crimson Glory, Savatage)
Paul Kleff – Lead Guitar (ex FireWölfe, Metal Church – live)
Russell Pzütto – Bass (Dee Snider, Twisted Sister)
Rob Matheson – Touring Drummer

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US heavy/power metal band REVERENCE have released a new live video for ‘Phoenix Rising‘, the track is taken from their forthcoming live album entitled ‘Vengeance Is…LIVE‘. It’s the brand new 15 song platter to be delivered to the masses on December 7th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

Vengeance Is…LIVE”s showcasing highlights from their previous three album such as the ominous ‘When Darkness Calls‘, classic ‘Bleed For Me‘, ‘Until My Dying Breath‘ and ‘Angel In Black‘, also includes the monster riffage of ‘Race To Obscene‘….and never forgotten epic title-track ‘Gods Of War‘ as well as three brand new songs from their latest EP release, ‘Fire Lord‘, ‘Phoenix Rising‘ and the crowd chanting ‘New Order‘.

The album also includes two classic covers, Iron Maiden‘s ‘Wasted Years‘ and Savatage‘s ‘Power Of The Night‘ and finally closing the disc with the classic fan favourite ‘Revolution Rising‘.

TRACK LIST:

  1. When Darkness Calls
  2. Until My Dying Breath
  3. FireLord
  4. Angel In Black
  5. Too Late
  6. Bleed For Me
  7. New Order
  8. Gods Of War
  9. Power Of The Night
  10. The Price You Pay
  11. Race To Obscene
  12. Phoenix Rising
  13. Vengeance Is Mine
  14. Wasted Years
  15. Revolution Rising

The band is comprised of veteran members from many known-named bands. Scott Oliva (ex-Wind WraithInnerstrength, vocals), Steve ‘Dr. Killdrums’ Wacholz (ex-Savatage/Crimson Glory, drums), Bryan Holland (ex-Tokyo Blade, guitars), Paul Kleff (ex-Metal Church live, FireWolfe, guitars), Russ Pzutto (Twisted Sister live, Dee Snider, bass).

Originally formed in 2010, REVERENCE, as their name describes, brings a sonic cocktail of classic era SavatageQueensryche and Judas Priest with soaring vocals, brutal guitar riffage and face melting guitar solos in addition to the massive thunder from Savatage‘s own original drummer ‘Dr. Killdrums‘ behind the kit!

Line up:

Scott Oliva – Lead Vocals (Wind Wraith, ex Inner Strenght)
Bryan Holland – Lead Guitar (ex Tokyo Blade)
Steve ‘Dr. Killdrums Wacholz – Drums (ex Crimson GlorySavatage)
Paul Kleff – Lead Guitar (ex FireWölfeMetal Church – live)
Russell Pzütto – Bass (Dee SniderTwisted Sister)

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Italian progressive metal band, Last Union, featuring Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums, and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have announced the release of their debut album ‘Twelve‘ on December 21, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The effort was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Angra and Opeth, to name a few.

Track List:

  1. Most Beautiful Day
  2. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie)
  3. Hardest Way
  4. Purple Angels
  5. The Best Of Magic
  6. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie) – Radio Edit
  7. 18 Euphoria
  8. A Place In Heaven (Feat. James LaBrie)
  9. Ghostwriter
  10. Limousine
  11. Back In The Shadow
  12. Taken (Feat. James LaBrie)
  13. President Evil (Feat. James LaBrie) – Video Version

The album can be pre-ordered here:

http://bit.ly/last-twelve-roar
http://bit.ly/last-twelve-mm

Strong and positive reactions to their music spurred Scarpeccio and Tiberi on to take the first of many bold steps. The first was to invite drummer Uli Kusch(ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) to join the fold, who expressed interest in joining the band as a full member rather than just a touring drummer after hearing the music. A similar scenario played out with Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and Last Union was officially born.

The icing on the cake, however, was getting Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie to sing on three tracks.

Line Up:

Elisa Scarpeccio – Vocals
Cristiano Tiberi – Guitars
Mike LePond – Bass (Symphony X)
Uli Kusch – Drums (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan)
Feat. James LaBrie on vocals (Dream Theater)

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Swedish traditional heavy metal band, Mean Streak, featuring (former) members of The Night Flight Orchestra, Axia, have signed a multi-album deal with European label ROAR! Rock Of Angels RecordsMean Streak is right now in the studio to record their fifth, yet untitled studio album for a release in early 2019.

Bassist Peter Andersson states: “We are very happy that the collaboration with ROAR Records continues. This time with a newly signed multi-album deal and twelve new strong songs in the making. Together with ROAR we hope to take Mean Streak to the next level.”

Lambros Kokkinos of ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records says: “Mean Streak is one of the greatest examples of the music we love and support! The band’s first album with our label entitled “Blind Faith” is an absolute Hard Rock gem and we are proud to announce that we have sealed the deal for the band’s upcoming albums as well! Exciting news are coming from the artist’s camp and we are by their side to promote and support them on their future works!

Line up:

Peter Andersson – Bass and background Vocals (PAL, ex Axia)
Andy LaGuerin – Lead Vocals and Guitars
Thomas “PLEC” Johansson – Guitars (Torchbearer, Unmoored)
Jonas Källsbäck – Drums and Background vocals (The Night Flight Orchestra, ex Axia)

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Italian progressive metal band, Last Union feat. Mike LePond (Symphony X) on bass, Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) on drums and as guest James LaBrie (Dream Theater) on vocals, have signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

Last Union just finished the work on their debut album, which was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren, best known for his work with Arch Enemy, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Angra and Opeth to name a few.

Strong and positive reactions to their music spurred Scarpeccio and Tiberi on to take the first of many bold steps. The first was to invite drummer Uli Kusch (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan) to join the fold, who expressed interest in joining the band as a full member rather than just a touring drummer after hearing the music. A similar scenario played out with Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and Last Union was officially born.

The icing on the cake, however, was getting Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie to sing on three tracks.

The quiet city of Tolentino in the Marche region of Central Italy not only boasts a rich historical background, it is also the place progressive metal band Last Union calls home. Founded by vocalist Elisa Scarpeccio, guitarist Cristiano Tiberi and keyboardist Claudio Feliziani in 2007, the band – originally known as Blazing Ice – embarked on their journey in the pursuit of sharing their thoughts and feelings about life, and ultimately their art, with the world. With the assistance of professional session bassists and drummers, the trio established themselves on the Italian scene with a string of shows that helped them evolve and refine their craft. Over the course of 20 shows, Last Union presented songs that would eventually make the final cut for their debut album.

Line up:

Elisa Scarpeccio – Vocals
Cristiano Tiberi – Guitars
Mike LePond – Bass (Symphony X)
Uli Kusch – Drums (ex-Helloween, ex-Masterplan)
Feat. James LaBrie on vocals (Dream Theater)

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Greek Power Groove Metallers FULL HOUSE BREW CREW have announced the release of their monstrous second album ‘Me Against You‘ on November 16, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

After many years of absence, because of Vagelis’ duties as the bass player of the legendary Rotting Christ, FULL HOUSE BREW CREW are coming back with a strong statement of an album.

No Retreat‘ and ‘Black Empty Box‘ were the fan’s favourite songs from their debut album ‘Bet It All‘ and with those songs in mind, now they put out ‘Me Against You‘, which maybe includes the heaviest power grooves ever written from a European artist.

Tracklist:

1.Cannot Be Judged
2. Me Against You
3. No One’s Safe
4. Hollow God
5. Bury Me
6. When I Crossed That Door!
7. Hard To Tell
8. Not Again
9. Bring The Chaos
10. Another Life
11. The Undisputed

The album can be pre-ordered here:
http://bit.ly/fhbc-may-mm
http://bit.ly/fhbc-may-roar

Me Against You‘ influences came from bands like Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Pantera, Metallica (Black Album era) and Black Label Society. This made the album more diverse on vocal perspective and more mature compositions! FULL HOUSE BREW CREW keep on making headbang-worthy records, with melodies that stick to your brain!

Lineup:

Vagelis Karzis – Vocals, Guitars (Rotting Christ)
Spiros Dafalias – Bass
George Tzatzakis – Guitars
Alex Keito – Drums

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Rock/Metal dynamic act GOD’S ARMY featuring current and former members of HelloweenScannerFirewindOutloud, Vivaldi Metal ProjectJoe Stump’s Tower of Babel have released a video for their first single ‘Free Your Mind‘, from their upcoming second full length album ‘Demoncracy‘, out on October 12th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The album will be available as Digipack CD, Black Vinyl (limited 300 copies) and Green Vinyl (limited 200 copies).

Demoncracy‘ was mastered by Ade Emsley at “Table of Tone Mastering” in London (Iron Maiden). The artwork and layout design was made by Anestis Goudas.

Digipack CD track listing:

  1. You Are You
  2. Free Your Mind
  3. Enemy Maker
  4. Final Destination
  5. Games Without Frontiers
  6. The All Seeing Eye
  7. Before The Fall
  8. The Replicant
  9. Heroes & Demons
  10. My Way

Black Vinyl track listing:

Side A
1. You Are You
2. Free Your Mind
3. Enemy Maker
4. Final Destination
5. Games Without Frontiers
6. The All Seeing Eye

Side B
1. Before The Fall
2. The Replicant

The album can be pre-ordered here: http://bit.ly/GA-Demon-mm & http://bit.ly/GA-Demon-roar

Line up:

John ABC Smith – Vocals/Bass guitar
Mark Cross – Drums/Backing vocals
Ian O´Sullivan – Guitar/Backing vocals
Eddie van Dahl – Guitar

God’s Army has absolutely nothing to do with religion and everything to do with music. Their sound can be described as a good mix of traditional Rock and Metal, NWoBHM, on their new album more progressive than the predecessor with a shot of adrenalin and a dash of melodic rock sensibility with catchy chorus lines and melodic hooks which has helped develop a sound that has attracted attention from many different sources.

The creative process for the second album has been completed after a long battle stumbling through 4 different studios to get to its final result. With their second album ‘Demoncracy’ God’s Army have delivered a tour de force in modern metal. If you like a message in your music, you’re gonna get one here! Here is a band that refuses to bow to trends. If you want to hear songs based on fantasy or horror then this is not the album for you. Lyrically God’s Army is serious about what they do and this is reflected in the musical themes explored on Demoncracy: an album to wake you from your daydream….

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